Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Axillary Node Dissection
Mastectomy is the medical term for surgical removal of the breast. It refers to a number of different operations, ranging from those that remove the breast, chest muscles and underarm lymph nodes,to those that remove only the breast lump.
Based on the size and location of the lump, your doctor will recommend the type of surgery that offers you the best chance of successful treatment.
Most medical and surgical procedures carry some risk. The risks are categorized small or serious, frequent or rare. Because there is such a wide range of potential risks and benefits from various treatments for the different stages and kinds of breast cancer, you should discuss with your doctor the particular benefits and risks of treatment methods suitable for you.